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Francis deSouza

Group President, Enterprise Products, Symantec

Francis deSouza is Group President of Enterprise Products and Services at Symantec.  In this role he leads product management, engineering, industry relations and operations for Symantec’s enterprise security, information management, storage and availability management and managed security services solutions.  Most recently, deSouza served as SVP of the Enterprise Security Group, where he led Symantec’s Endpoint Security, Messaging and Web Security, Data Loss Prevention, Compliance and Security Management, Endpoint Management, Encryption, Endpoint Virtualization, and Identity and Authentication businesses.  DeSouza joined Symantec through the company’s acquisition of IMlogic, where he served as Founder and CEO.  Prior to founding IMlogic, deSouza served as Product Unit Manager at Microsoft, directing a team in the development of the enterprise real-time collaboration offerings.  Previously, he was Founder and CEO of Flash Communications, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1998.  Prior to that, deSouza worked in management consulting and as a computer science researcher at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Labs.  DeSouza holds a number of patents in computer security and is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MedHelp International, a global online health community.